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Black Ink Bamboo and Plum Blossom Chinese Wall Scroll

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Black Ink Bamboo and Plum Blossom Chinese Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.2cm x 136.7cm  ≈  12¾" x 53¾"

Silk/Brocade: 41.5cm x 192.5cm  ≈  16¼" x 75¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.5cm  ≈  19¾"

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Chinese Black Ink Bamboo and Pink Plum Blossom Wall Scroll

Black Ink Bamboo and Plum Blossom Chinese Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the plum blossom artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This might seem like an odd combination, but in Chinese culture, bamboo represents a gentleman, and the plum blossom represents the beauty and toughness of a woman. So this scroll is really about a couple.

About the artist...

The artist's name is línyuán (lín yuán), but his pen name is tínghuá (tíng huá)

The artists pen name means "Magnificent Courtyard" which may seem strange, but naming yourself after something good is normal for pen names in China.

Lin Yuan

The artist puts the finishing touches on some artwork

lín yuán was born in Liuzhou Town in Guangxi in 1975. By Chinese standards, this makes him a very young artist. But he has already received acclaim in Liuzhou as a member of the Liuzhou Artist Council. His work has also been seen a published book of Chinese artwork from Guangxi Province.

He tries to paint in styles that might have been common during the Qing and Ming Dynasties of China. I've seen similar bamboo artwork in Chinese art history museums from that period, and I think he's done a great job of emulating the style of that period. Of course, his is willing to try new things, as one of the bamboo pieces he created included a plum blossom in the background.

About the art...

This is a freehand style painting using black Chinese ink and watercolor paint on xuan paper (rice paper) mounted to a beautiful handmade silk scroll.

This item was listed or modified
Sep 21st, 2012

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Come to China, Get Mooned by a Baby...

You may find this interesting, and many visitors to China are a bit shocked and bewildered the first time they see it. My job is to explain what's going on.

If you haven't been to China, imagine seeing a fully-dressed toddler, with a split in the butt of the outfit that allows a draft of epic proportions, by exposing some of the baby's most precious parts to the elements.

Maybe you're confused because all you see is a "baby butt crack", but Chinese parents see a way to have less mess, save money, and help the environment, while making their baby smarter - If I have your attention now, just read on to find out more...

It's a cold morning in Beijing, but this baby still has it's butt hanging out in the breeze.

I took this picture on a very cold morning near the end of a harsh Beijing Winter. Still, this baby has his little butt hanging out in the breeze. Read the whole story to decide whether you are for or against this "crack draft" policy in China.

No Mess No Bother

These traditional split-crotch-jumpers have been around for generations. Within months after birth, these special toddler togs eliminate the need for diapers, and the associated mess, clean up and laundering or disposal. Instead of changing diapers all day, parents simply find a toilet or out house, hold their child over the appropriate receptacle, and "let fly". The secret is to make regular bathroom breaks for your toddler (every couple of hours) and have a signal (such as light whistling) to let your toddler know it's "time to go".

Also, there's no need to spend time dressing and undressing your child each time that nature calls.

Baby "Crack Draft"
Saving the Environment and Your Wallet

China can not afford disposable diapers. I'm not talking only of the high price of disposable diapers, but rather the environmental impact of such diapers.

There are around 1.2 billion people in China, and about
18 million babies are born every year.

At a conservative three diaper changes per baby per day, imagine the results of 54 million diapers being dumped in landfills every day!

Due to limited resources and landfill space, China already recycles just about everything that you can think of. They simply can not handle mega-tons of diapers filling up their small trash dumps.

Therefore, it's very hard to find disposable diapers in China, and they are seen by many Chinese people as a wasteful and expensive "western luxury" that only foreigners (mostly just Americans) would dare to purchase and use. At the time of writing, as far as I know, you can only get disposable diapers at Walmart in China.

This Chinese Folk Art shows a typical scene of China baby butt

You'll even find a few examples of this Chinese practice in some of our folk art paintings.

Smarter Babies?

Another apparent benefit of this practice is the fact that Chinese babies master the art of toilet-training much earlier in life when compared to their American counterparts.

Summing it up

Now you know this practice saves money, saves the environment, and will have your child potty-trained at an earlier age.

The only downside is having to explain to confused non-Chinese people the important reasons why your baby is mooning them.

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Typical Gallery Price: $130.00



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